Rapid City, South Dakota 

24 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Population

72,841

+10.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Median Income

$46,392

Median Home Price

$200,000

Best Places to Live in Rapid City, South Dakota

Small city - Western South Dakota at the edge of the Black Hills
Pros
-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Tourist impact
-Isolation

Local Listings in Rapid, City, SD
 $205,000 
1713 Lodge St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 | 1532 SqFt
 $205,000 
1713 Lodge St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 | 1532 SqFt
 $219,900 
138 E Centennial St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1936 SqFt
 $209,000 
1514 Phil Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2296 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Rapid City Metro Area

Rapid City is a gateway to the Black Hills of southwest South Dakota. Originally a center for the mining and timber industries, the today the city is more reliant on light industry, tourism and the large Ellsworth Air Force Base nearby. That base narrowly escaped closure recently, but the prospect of future closure hangs over the area’s employment picture. The downtown core is a Western classic, with a broad main street featuring a mix of traditional small town commercial establishments and others oriented towards tourists.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: South Dakota
County: Pennington County
Metro Area: Rapid City Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Rapid City
Zip Codes: 57701 57702
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 3505 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City jobs have increased by 2.50%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City's cost of living is 1.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Rapid City's Cost of Living

VOTING
Pennington county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Rapid City's population is 72,841 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.12%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rapid City is $200,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.36%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Rapid City

SCHOOLS
Rapid City public schools spend $9,790 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Rapid City. Learn More...


Best Places to Live in Rapid City Rankings


Housing Market in Rapid City

It's a good time to buy in Rapid City. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Rapid City Real Estate or Find top agents in Rapid City

The median home price in Rapid City is $200,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


View More Data >

Reviews for Rapid City   24 Reviews
24/7 industrial cement plant noise and dirty roads - 12/15/2018
If you don’t mind continual humming noises 24/7 from the industrial cement plant and dusty air roads around town it’s the place for... Read More

Start Your Review of Rapid City


Not what is Cracked up to be - 5/27/2018
I am stuck here for now. Grant you the scenery is beautiful and not overly populated. Not a city a town. I can from the East Coast. I live in big cities. This is a... Read More

Nice place to visit, but... - 3/14/2018
I lived in Rapid for a little over a year, but my extended family was from Sturgis. If it weren't for the rally, I'd rather live in Sturgis. Spearfish is also a great... Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE CITY TO CITY
Compare Rapid City, South Dakota to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Rapid_City,South Dakota Map
ZIP CODES IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
57701 57702

NEW LISTINGS IN RAPID CITY SD
$205,000
1713 Lodge St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

$219,900
138 E Centennial St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$209,000
1514 Phil Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$179,900
1025 Wood Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$224,900
3018 Cadillac Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$227,500
617 Degeest Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

Join BestPlaces